Wolves release Jeffers, Brown; one more move needed before Monday
- Blog Post by: Jerry Zgoda
- October 25, 2013 - 4:23 PM
The Wolves released veteran forward Othyus Jeffers and rookie Lorenzo Brown today.
They need to make at least one more roster move before Monday afternoon's deadline to submit their 15-man list to the NBA.
That leaves three guys left -- Robbie Hummel, A.J. Price and Chris Johnson -- for two remaining spots.
They'll keep Hummel and Price if they -- or rather owner Glen Taylor -- agree(s) to buy out Johnson's guaranteed $916,000 contract for this season to open up a second roster spot.
The Wolves also will scout the waiver wire to see if there might be a veteran wing out there who can defend some and shoot the three preferably.
The Wolves drafted Brown, a 6-5 guard from North Carolina State, late in the second round last summer. They lose his rights now by releasing him and he's free to sign elsewhere.
Jeffers was on a flight back home to Chicago this afternoon seated next to/near Strib's Wild beat Mike Russo, who tipped me off to Jeffers' release.
The Wolves also could officially announce today that they've picked up 2014-15 contract options on Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio.
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